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Posted: Jul 22, 2014 11:11 AM

Updated: Jul 22, 2014 1:50 PM

STARR COUNTY - Rio Grande City police detained a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS-13) after a noise complaint early this morning.

The incident happened at approximately 1 a.m. Officers were dispatched to a home where they noticed two men and two women outside. One of the women and both men ran into the house as the officer approached.

The officer questioned the woman that remained outside the house. She identified herself as the owner of the home.

The woman told the officer she had seen the three others earlier in the day and they seemed dehydrated. The woman told the officer she felt bad for them and invited them to her house for water.

The homeowner gave the officer permission to enter the house. The officer found the three individuals, who identified themselves as illegal immigrants from Guatemala.

The officer noticed that one of the men had an MS-13 tattoo on his left forearm. The man eventually confessed being a member of the hyper-violent gang.

The officer called Border Patrol so agents could take custody of the immigrants.

Topics: mara salvatrucha, rio grande city, south texas, illegal, immigration, central america, guatemala

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